ARTINFO slideshow. FPOAFM highlighted
These Steins are Made for Fighting. A person is to get themselves into a bar/cafe/teahouse brawl and break the body of the stein over their opponent’s head. Then the person is to uppercut their opponent with the knuckled handle, leaving their opponent dazed enough to run away very fast(or at least to get more to drink). Pictorially, these images are from a series titled “Rules of Civility” that artist Kate Nielsen originally designed for FPOAFM. These are hand-painted with ceramic glaze by @kate_niel one side depicting average situations occurring in an urban setting. On the other side is something close to a worst case scenario. Currently on View @madmuseum #nycmakers #madbiennial #steins #mugs #cups #ceramics #fpoafmwilldestroyu
At the opening of his first exhibition as director of MAD in New York, Glenn Adamson talks about the changes affecting design institutes and the difficulties of curation
Look for the FPOAFM pic!
Dont be a Jeff this weekend
Commemorating FPOAFM’s entry into a museum, this commemorative plate was a collaboration between FPOAFM and the always entertaining Mr. VLS2.30. The industry-fabricated plate is laser engraved with FPOAFM’s logo and then gold luster is fired on with the FPOAFM official motto of Never Work. On view @madmuseum until October. (at Mad Museum of Art and Design)
Process Talk here at FPOAFM. FPOAFM members Ben Fiess and Adams Puryear have collaborated together a few times in the past. The original collaboration was a forced collaboration where Puryear found some unfired Fiess jars in the trash and glazed them the way he wanted before handing the finished work back to Fiess. This collaboration is more of a “coerced collaboration” in that Fiess was pressured into making some larger pieces for some museum show in nyc. One jar Ben glazed himself, but altered for a specific function and the other one Adams glazed with his color palette. On view at @madmuseum till October (at Museum Of Art & Design)